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Skiba Family History

Skiba Name Meaning

Polish: from skiba ‘thin strip of land between two furrows’; perhaps a metonymic occupational name for a peasant or a plowman.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Sciba, Kaba, Szuba, Sliwa, Skora, Shuba, Skiff, Suba, Sita, Kuba

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Where is the Skiba family from?

You can see how Skiba families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Skiba family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Skiba families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 16 Skiba families living in Illinois. This was about 42% of all the recorded Skiba's in the USA. Illinois had the highest population of Skiba families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Skiba surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Skiba ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Skiba. 26% of Skiba men worked as a Laborer and 10% of Skiba women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Skiba were Farmer and Operator.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    26%
  • New Worker
    6%
  • Machinist
    6%
  • Farmer
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Waitress
    10%
  • Housework
    8%
  • Housewife
    7%
  • Operator
    7%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Skiba. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Skiba census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Skiba. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Skiba. For the veterans among your Skiba ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Skiba lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Skiba life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Skiba in 1949 was 44, and 77 in 2004.

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